Obama denounces corporate junkets to exotic locations


They didn’t make it, so we can take it!

Unless you work for the Obama government – you, you can go to Disney World or, if you prefer, MGM Grand in Las Vegas. $2 million per junket to hear lectures on, I kid you not, “controlling costs in higher education”.

Short memory? Here’s Obama’s 2009 view:

Speaking at a town hall in Indiana in February, Obama bashed financial firms’ wasteful spending of taxpayer bailout money. “You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas or down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime,” the president said.

And he revisited the topic in 2010:

During the president’s town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, he discussed the need to curb spending during tough economic times.  “When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” the president said. “You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”

Of course, if you’re one of those responsible for making college so expensive, feel free to spend away – it’s OPM, after all: Other People’s Money.


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3 responses to “Obama denounces corporate junkets to exotic locations

  1. They didn’t make it, so we can take it!
    Chris write the book….you nailed IT !!!!!!

  2. anon

    One of your best posts, ever! I tweeted it to Professor Reynolds @instapundit.

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